CARS - Official: Ford celebrating 80 years of Aussie utes as it prepares to shutter Oz manufacturing

Filed under: Classics, Truck, Ford, AustraliaFord is ending Australian production after 90 years in 2016, and with it may go perhaps the most iconic vehicles in its auto market - the ute. Car-based pickup trucks like the Ford Ranchero and Chevrolet El Camino were always more of a curiosity than a true market force here, but in Australia, they have long proven hugely popular.As the legend goes, Ford invented the niche after a farmer's wife had ask ...

Ford Ute 80th Anniversary

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